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Play Minstrel Play

By tull
Underneath the harvest moon
Where the ancient shadows will play and hide...
With a ghostly tune and the devil's pride...
"Stranger" whispered all the town
Has he come to save us from Satan's hand?
Leading them away to a foreign land...
Play for me, minstrel, play
And take away our sorrows...
Play for me, minstrel, play
And we'll follow...

Title/Lyrics Blackmore Nights.

Taken today at a medievil fayre in Clare Suffolk.

Best seen large and thanks for looking.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: joseph, billydo, foggytwo and 43 more

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billydo 17 79 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 8:46PM
I knew this candid woud be yours... fits the lyrics so well again.

foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
13 Aug 2006 8:52PM
Great capture and great lyrics Mark.I`ve always wanted to go to one of these fayre`s but never had the chance,looks great.Like the concentration you have caught in his face.Take care mate.
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 8:55PM
Great work as always Mark, did a slight mod :o) hope you like it.

MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
13 Aug 2006 9:14PM
Like the hole in his knee, glad you left it, he is immaculate aprt from that and that makes him perfect.

Do you remember a band called 'Amazing Blondel'. This guy looks like Terry Wincott who used to play with them.

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 9:24PM
Many thanks and appreciation folks and thanks Fran for the mod I um'd and r'd for ages if to keep the hole or not!

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 9:34PM
Sorry Malcolm I remember the band but not the faces funny tho 'cause he reminded me of Angus

annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 9:35PM
lovely feel to this Mark, also the tones and textures, really nice composition, well seen.
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
13 Aug 2006 9:42PM
Hi Mark,this is an amazingly detailled image,love it and the minstrel plays on,they lyrics are brilliant and you can hear him sing sweetly,makes you think of Angus Dayton and care.AnnSmile
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 9:43PM
Much thanks and appreciation Anne & Ann.

bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 10:55PM
strange instrument.. i`ve got a set of those pipes on the stool.. brilliant shot
tonymarq 15 1 United States
14 Aug 2006 1:38AM
Mark almost looks like Richie Blackmore but wheres the strings! Well done mate!

stay well and best to the family!

14 Aug 2006 5:45AM
Excellent focus and detail Mark.....Really Luv the tones you've captured, the tent really gave off great hues...Smile

Have a wonderful week...Good to hear from ya.....
Suzan Smile
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 6:59AM
Hiya Mark and hope you and yours are O.K. We are F.I.N.E.(I'll tell you what that stands for one day)!

Love the tones and the positioning - makes for a good natural portrait.

P.S.LOL at your hospital incident - those gowns are revealing!

Best wishes
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 7:17AM
I love how you always know some lyrics to go with all your shots. Great pic and great lyrics.
That hurdy-gurdy looks pretty old. We saw a Czech folk singer playing one of those a couple of years ago on the bridge in Prague. Someone asked him if it was a really old Czech instrument, but it turned out it was about 2 years old and made in England.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 9:24AM
Many thanks and appreciation folks for taking the time.

eddieali1961 17 97 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 11:43AM
Another great shot Mark.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 12:01PM
Excellent candid. Good work.

jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
14 Aug 2006 12:47PM
Very well captured with a nice lyrics, Mark.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 12:58PM
Cheers people much appreciated.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 Aug 2006 3:04PM
a candid image..very well done...great lyric also

love it!

phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 3:10PM
Great candid shot with lovely lyrics nicely done.
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 3:50PM
I want to here it with a wah wah pedal through a marshal stack. Great candid shot Mark.

GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
14 Aug 2006 3:51PM
Colors are magic, the text is excellent.
Mark, you are an exceptionally gifted person!
Performance above ordinary.
Thank you for your comments.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 5:19PM
Many thanks all much appreciated.

Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 5:39PM
Very well captured Mark, the clarity, detail and colour are great.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 5:46PM
Cheers for that Chant much appreciated.

AlanBW 15 20 England
14 Aug 2006 6:03PM
Great catch Mark, fascinating subject
User_Removed 15 4.9k England
14 Aug 2006 6:06PM
They made there own instruments in those days..... never seen one of those before.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 7:04PM
Much thanks and appreciation.

Jaye 15 3
14 Aug 2006 11:12PM
The subtle colours makes you feel you are in another "age"...Well spotted...Judith
15 Aug 2006 9:34AM
This is different Mark, I like it, nicely cropped with the lines of the tent angling away and the colour tone gives it mood, well taken and like the lyric, Adrian
sputnki 16 10 Canada
15 Aug 2006 11:32AM
Blimey, looks like he's playing the base of my dining room table! Nicely caught.

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 4:43PM
Much thanks and appreciation as always.

Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
15 Aug 2006 10:39PM
Timless, nothing there at all sugesting the 21st century, lovely. Nice one mate.

John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
19 Aug 2006 4:39PM
Very nice picture Mark. I think the instrument may be called a "hurdy-gurdy". John
Pegon 15 78 1 England
22 Aug 2006 8:47PM
Excellent capture Mark, I think leaving the hole adds realism to the image. ( Caught up at last, it's no good working, you get to far behind on epz) :o)

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